LSE: Public lectures and events

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The London School of Economics and Political Science public events podcast series is a platform for thought, ideas and lively debate where you can hear from some of the world's leading thinkers. Listen to more than 200 new episodes every year.

Speaker(s): Peter Freeman | In this lecture Peter Freeman will argue that long-term, institutional investors should support mixed-use, master-planned developments because their social and commercial aims create value and reduce risk. Peter Freeman is co-founder of Argent, a UK-based property developer responsible for the redevelopment of King's Cross. Paul Cheshire …
Speaker(s): Dr Cara Nine, Yousif M Qasmiyeh, Dr Beth Watts | ‘Home’ means more than a roof over our heads. It can be crucial to our sense of ourselves and our well-being. So what might it mean to have a right to a home? And what is lost when we …
Speaker(s): Charles Moore | Charles Moore will speak about the third and final in his series of biographies of Margaret Thatcher, focusing on her last period in office. How did Margaret Thatcher change and divide Britain? How did her model of combative female leadership help shape the way we live …
Speaker(s): Allison Schrager | An uncertain world requires us to manage risks we could never have imagined. But tools exist that can help. What we can learn from sex workers, studs, and surfers. Allison Schrager (@AllisonSchrager) is an economist, author and journalist who specializes in retirement and more exotic risks. …
Speaker(s): Clive Lewis, Deborah Mattinson | With the Brexit deadline fast approaching, a leading politician and a prominent pollster discuss what Labour can and should do now. Clive Lewis (@labourlewis) is Labour MP for Norwich South and Shadow Minister for the Treasury. Deborah Mattinson (@debmattinson) is a founding partner of …
Speaker(s): Naomi Eisenstadt, Carey Oppenheim, Ryan Shorthouse, Matthew Taylor | What do children need from parents, how is poverty a barrier to meeting needs, and what has Government done – and should do – about it? Naomi Eisenstadt and Carey Oppenheim explore the radical changes in public attitudes and public …
Speaker(s): Ed Miliband, James Murray, Farhana Yamin | Can climate activism – from Extinction Rebellion to the school climate strikes – bring about the radical change in government and business that is needed to stop runaway global warming? The Grantham Research Institute hosts a debate about what works in climate …
Speaker(s): Professor Margaret MacMillan | The Great War of 1914-18 left a shattered Europe and a changed world. Despite a widespread longing for peace and for a new international order, the world was to have a second catastrophic war 20 years later. The peacemakers of 1919 are often blamed for …
Speaker(s): Professor Laura J Shepherd | As we approach the 20th anniversary of the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on ‘women and peace and security’, it is timely to consider the remarkable successes of the policy architecture formalised by the resolution. There are now nine related resolutions drawing …
Speaker(s): Professor G John Ikenberry, Dr Kori Schake, Professor Linda Yueh | Top thinkers from the world of international relations - John Ikenberry, Linda Yueh, Kori Schake and Michael Cox in the Chair - will here debate the idea of 'Anglo-America', what the relationship between the USA and UK has …
Speaker(s): Professor G John Ikenberry, Dr Kori Schake, Professor Linda Yueh | Top thinkers from the world of international relations - John Ikenberry, Linda Yueh, Kori Schake and Michael Cox in the Chair - will here debate the idea of 'Anglo-America', what the relationship between the USA and UK has …
Speaker(s): Professor Guy Standing, Caroline Lucas, David Lammy | In this event about his new book Guy Standing leads us through a new appraisal of the commons, stemming from the medieval concept of common land reserved in ancient law from marauding barons, to his modern reappraisal of the resources we …
Speaker(s): Professor Guy Standing, Caroline Lucas, David Lammy | In this event about his new book Guy Standing leads us through a new appraisal of the commons, stemming from the medieval concept of common land reserved in ancient law from marauding barons, to his modern reappraisal of the resources we …
Speaker(s): Joseph Marks, Steve Martin | Why are self-confident ignoramuses so often believed? Why are thoughtful experts so often given the cold shoulder? And why do apparently irrelevant details such as a person’s height, their relative wealth, or their Facebook photo influence whether or not we trust what they are …
Speaker(s): Dr David Grummet, Dr Angie Pepper, Dr Varun Uberoi | Animal advocacy has made significant progress in recent decades, with the welfare of animals now enshrined in national and international law. But what should we do when cultural or religious traditions appear to conflict with these notions of animal …
Speaker(s): Poul Thomsen | Ten years after the start of the Greek crisis, the discussion will centre on the role played by the IMF, its coordination with the European Union, and the lessons to be learned in the case of future crises. Poul Thomsen has been Director of the European …
Speaker(s): Laura Diaz Anadon, Patrick Milton, Minouche Shafik, Aino Rosa Kristina Spohr, Nicholas Stern, Geraint Thomas | This event marks the 80th Anniversary of the war-time evacuation of LSE to Peterhouse. Laura Diaz Anadon is Professor of Climate Change Policy at the University of Cambridge. Former BBC Correspondent, Bridget Kendall …
Speaker(s): Professor Michael Ignatieff, Professor Pippa Norris | A populist wave has swept across the democratic world. What are the economic and social causes of this wave, and how should democratic leaders respond? Michael Ignatieff (@M_Ignatieff) is President and Rector of Central European University. Born in Canada, educated at the …
Speaker(s): Ruth Porat | LSE is delighted to welcome back to campus alumna Ruth Porat (MSc Industrial Relations 1981), Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Alphabet and Google to take part in the launch of LSE 2030, our strategy to shape the world. LSE Director, Minouche Shafik (MSc …
Speaker(s): François Villeroy de Galhau | The Governor of the Bank of France will take to the LSE stage to recall the tangible assets that the Euro has already provided to the Euro area and will focus on the efforts needed towards building a stronger Europe, against the backdrop of …